1356. The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. France stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the Battle of Crecy and led by the Black Prince, is invading again and the French are hunting them down.
Thomas of Hookton, an English archer, is under orders to seek out the lost sword of St Peter, a weapon said to grant certain victory to whoever possesses her. As the outnumbered English army becomes trapped near the town of Poitiers, an extraordinary confrontation will ignite one of the greatest battles of all time.
About the Author
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series.
'A reminder of just how good a writer he is' SUNDAY TIMES Praise for Bernard Cornwell: 'The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive' George R.R. Martin 'He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that' TELEGRAPH Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell' Lee Child This is a magnificent and gory work' Daily Mail 'The historical blockbuster of the year' EVENING STANDARD 'A runaway success' OBSERVER 'The characterisation, as ever, is excellent...And one can only admire the little touches that bring the period to life. He can also claim to be a true poet of both the horror and the glory of war' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH This is typical Cornwell, meticulously researched, massive in scope, brilliant in execution' NEWS OF THE WORLD
Series: Grail Quest
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 6th June 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.41